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Source: Pheasants Forever press release

Saint Paul, MN - Trevor Wright of Wheaton, Minnesota, is the lucky winner of a new 2010 Ford F-150 XLT from Northland Ford via a Pheasants Forever raffle. The Northland Ford Dealer group, made up of 245 Ford Dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, donated a 2010 Ford F-150 XLT to be raffled off by Pheasants Forever. Tickets for the raffle were available through local Pheasants Forever chapters in the Northland Ford region in 2009-2010, and all proceeds raised were kept by each chapter for use in their local wildlife habitat efforts.

Wright purchased his winning $10 ticket from the Traverse County (Minnesota) Pheasants Forever chapter. A pheasant hunter, he said he decided to purchase the ticket knowing "it was going to help pheasants in our area." Northland Ford raffles in the past decade have helped "The Habitat Organization" raise more than half a million dollars for Pheasants Forever - with all proceeds retained by respective Pheasants Forever chapters for use in their local conservation projects.

"The Northland Ford Dealers are very pleased with our affiliation with Pheasants Forever," said Steve Johnson, Past Chairman of Northland Ford and a Pheasants Forever member, "The monies that are raised today pay dividends many times over and benefit all of us here in the north land."

"Pheasants Forever operates under a unique organizational model, and it's because of great partnering opportunities such as the Ford truck sweepstakes with Northland Ford that we are able to be successful at improving local habitat," said Joe Duggan, Pheasants Forever's Vice President of Corporate Relations, "The Northland Ford Truck raffle has raised thousands of dollars for local habitat efforts - efforts that will be seen by local hunters and outdoor enthusiasts for years to come."